Göta Canal grand tour
Cycling: 70 km starting in Töreboda, Västergötland
3 190 SEK/pers (2 nights)
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3 190 SEK / pers
hotel
2 nights
directions_bike
70 km

Included

  • doneOne night at an organic hostel (incl. Bed linen)
  • doneOne night at Hotel Norrqvarn
  • done2 x breakfast
  • done2 x lunch
  • done2 x dinner (excl. Drink)
  • doneRental bike & helmet (Skeppshult, unisex model)
  • doneBicycle service if required

Add-on extras

  • doneExtra nights, the package is easily supplemented with one or two days
  • doneSingle room supplement: SEK 500
  • donePets welcome (pre-booked)

Café Visthuset's large Göta canal package for those who want the whole Göta canal experience. This includes both bike rides in beautiful scenery along fields and at locks and good dining experiences. Eat well, sleep comfortably and experience the Göta Canal's golden grains by bicycle.

Töreboda is located in the middle along the Göta Canal's west side, where the railway crosses the canal. This makes it easy to get here by train to begin their Göta canal experience. In the pleasant guest harbor there are fine cafes and restaurants. There is also a nice walkway with funny benches, donated by Töreboda's companies. During the summer evenings music is offered and in Café Visthuset you will find the bicycle rental.

Day 1 - Töreboda-Tåtorp

hotelOrganic hostel in Tåtorp
RestaurantPicnic lunch and dinner
directions_bikeabout 15 km

The bike package starts in Töreboda where you pick up your bike and lunch picnic at Café Visthuset.

The first day you cycle on flat ground towards Tåtorp and cycling takes place along the old tug roads where the boats were pulled by oxen when the canal served as a transport route for cargo ships. Here is Sweden's longest avenue.

You spend the night in the organic hostel in Tåtorp, and here the evening meal awaits. It is close to nice swimming spots, and you can also rent a boat for a fishing trip on Lake Viken. The beautiful garden provides the opportunity to "just be". Don't miss the Göta Canal's only hand-woven lock found in Tåtorp.

Day 2 - Tåtorp-Töreboda- Norrqvarn

hotelHotel Norrqvarn
RestaurantBreakfast, lunch and dinner
directions_bikeAbout 28 km

After a delicious breakfast, it goes off to Töreboda again where lunch is served at Café Visthuset. Here you choose something from the cafe's lunch menu.

The journey then continues towards Sjötorp, the Göta Canal's harbor towards Vänern. The road to Sjötorp goes downhill and you pass many locks, each offering an opportunity to pause and marvel at the art of locking a boat. Here is beautiful to stroll around among the warehouses and sheds. The old Göta Canal Museum is also worth a visit!

You check in at Norrqvarn where the evening is spent. Here you choose any main course from the restaurant's menu to enjoy on the bridge, right next to the Göta canal.

Day 3 - Breakfast and journey home

RestaurantBreakfast
directions_bikeAbout 13 km

The morning starts with a good breakfast buffet, and then a pleasant bike ride back at your own pace to Töreboda. Feel free to revisit some of your favorite places along the way before returning the bikes!

Current cancellation costs:
- free cancellation up to 7 days before the start date.
- 7-2 days before the start date, 50% of the package's total price.
- 2 days before the start date, 100 % of the total price.

The bicycle package is paid directly to the hotel on arrival.

7 Ratings

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star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateJuly 2022, Rolf E.
A great cycling experience with nice cycle paths. Just long enough for a leisurely holiday pace. Pleasant hospitality and great food. We stayed two nights at Norrqvarn Hotell and upgraded the room to a double room. There was nothing to complain about there either. We were completely satisfied when we went home.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_outlineAugust 2021, Charlotte W.
We had a nice holiday, but information in the booking lowers the assessment (without the wrong advance information, the assessment would not have been negative): The pictures of the accommodation differ significantly from how it actually was. The one accommodation was also marketed as an "ecological" hostel even though it was not. For example, the soap provided was not organic (despite the pandemic, there was no soap in the toilets at first). The food at the same accommodation felt a bit boring for the vegans in the group. In general, on the whole experience, we would have liked more vegetables (not only potatoes and carrots). The staff at café visthusute were very service oriented and accommodating, they were great. We had received old information about lunch on the last day, but it was fixed in an exemplary manner!
Reply from the operator
Hi Charlotte,
thanks for your feedback! We take it into account and will also pass on your feedback to the partners concerned and investigate what happened. There must of course be soap in the toilets (pandemic or not), and in addition it is always organic. We at Cafe Visthuset are passionate about creating sustainable experiences and make sure that our partners do the same. Nice that it worked out so well with the food the last day, despite old info.
Thank you for your visit and welcome to ride again!
Please,
Adrian Gustafson
Cafe Visthuset
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateJuly 2021, Erika.
Everyone in the family enjoyed the trip. Convenient to be able to rent bicycle carts for the children and a reasonable distance between the destinations. Nice accommodation with good food in both places and cozy little "water holes" on the road where you could have an ice cream right by the canal. The trip suited us holiday cyclists who wanted to cycle at a leisurely pace and see a lot of nature on the road.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_halfAugust 2020, Britt-Marie Edvinsson
The picture of the accommodation in Norrkvarn did not match what we got. Paid for SEK 300 and was satisfied. The info text was correct but not the photo of the room.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateAugust 2020, Viola Åberg
A very nice experience. Will continue to cycle another part of the Göta Canal again. Nice and very helpful staff. Thanks!
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateJuly 2020, Elmstedt 2pers
Everything great except the weather, but you can't do anything about that.
star_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_ratestar_rateJuly 2019, Lotta Friman
A great ride, wonderful bike paths without car traffic !!